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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Proto-Yueyao Jar (side view)
    Chinese Proto-Yueyao Jar (side view)

    4" h. Ovate body with two small luted loop handles on either side of the shoulder, narrowing down towards the slightly concave base which is marked with diminishing arcs from the cord used to shear the bottom and also with residue of the kiln spurs. A short, narrow neck surmounted by a dished mouth. The finely crazed yellowish glaze falls partially down the body revealing the buff stoneware on the lower end and bottom.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (close up)
    Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (close up)

    2" h x 2 3/4" w. Ovate body with engraved design of dragons on two sides enclosed in arabesque cartouches and engraved peonies in arabesque cartouches on the other two sides, rectangular cover, domed and cast in relief with a dragon and preforated bale handle, traces of gilding and lacquer.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Jar-Large
    Chinese Stoneware Jar-Large

    6 1/8" h. Ovate body with two small looped handles on the narrow shoulder below which are a double incised band above a six lobed mid-section extending two thirds down, a short and wide tubular neck with a thick rolled lip on top, the solid concave foot is beveled on the rim, traces of deteriorated splashed brown glaze which reached three-quarters down the side leaving the buff colored body exposed, traces of four spurs on the base.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)
    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (bottom)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Inlaid Belt Hook (front)
    Chinese Bronze Inlaid Belt Hook (front)

    7 1/2" l. Beveled and arced spatula form terminating in a bird's head hook, inlaid with gold and turquoise forming an intricate series of lozenge-shaped panels enclosing hook and scroll motifs in gold wire against a turquoise ground.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)
    Chinese Stoneware Cup and Stand (detail)

    Cup - 2 1/8" h x 4" w. Stand - 1 1/4" h x 5 3/4" w. Petal - carved, campanulate cup, green-glazed, crazed and pooling thickly in recesses and running down on a solid, slightly splayed base in thicl pools, flat base with traces of spurs, double groove below the rim on the exterior. Design of overlapping petals repeated on the inside of the stand, encircling the cup ring, concave base, buff colored body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (front)
    Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (front)

    3 3/4" l. Arced and tapered fprm with reticulated design on the reverse and enamel floral design on the front.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Vase (view 2)
    Chinese Bronze Vase (view 2)

    7 1/4 " h. Pyriform body, elongated neck with a long draong entwined terminating with a bulbous mouth surmounted by an upright cylindrical lip, all supported by a tall splayed foot ring, traces of gilding.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    3" w. Cast and decorated in relief with two men flanking the pierced dumbell-form knop and with eight Buddhist precious objects dispersed above and below. Narrow wedge shaped ridge.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (back)

    4 3/8" w. Seal characters forming a frieze

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stone Relief Carving (right view)
    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (right view)

    Detail of figure to the left of male seated figure. Halo around this standing female figure's head indicates her divine nature.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set  - top view
    Chinese Yueyao Stoneware Offering Set - top view

    Tray - 8 1/2" w. Cups 1 7/8" h x 3 1/2" w. Five campanulate cups with slightly thickened rims and straight sided footrings fastened in a circle to the inside of a flaring short rim of a round tray with convex bottom containing a double beaded ring, concave base of the tray unglazed, pale yellowish brown glassy glaze, finely crazed, ending at the bottom in large droplets and pooling to a heavy bead.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)
    Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)

    Three different works, all smaller than two inches square, hung on cords. The outer two works represent lotuses, one open and one closed. The middle piece is a miniature mountain scene.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ming Style Vase  - view 1
    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 1

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating "heaped and piled" effect, surface with "orange peel" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

  • Thumbnail for Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view
    Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes - top view

    1 1/2""h x 1 3/4""l (including base). Finely carved sampan with moveable windows and doors set on a peach stone stand carved with raised flowers on an inverted chevron ground.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 2
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 2

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Junyao Bowl - bottom view
    Chinese Junyao Bowl - bottom view

    6 3/4" w. Campunulate form with slightly inverted rim, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals just above the foot on the exterior and freely carved floral scrolls in the interior of the bowl, the unglazed base has a shallow narrow foot ring, a blue glaze on the exterior and interior terminating to a mushroom color on the rim, an incised quarter moon on the base. Song Dynasty or later.

  • Thumbnail for Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (back)
    Carved Bone Figure of Buddhist Guardian (back)

    Guardian figure shown from the rear, highlighting his military uniform and the sway of his stance. Made of bone, approximately 6 inches in height. Back view.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - top view
    Stoneware Cup - top view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Yueyao Stoneware Cup (profile)
    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (profile)

    2"h x 4"w. bottom view of small bowl with white glaze over buff body.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes (1 view 3)
    Chinese Carved Nuts with Literary Scenes (1 view 3)

    1 1/2" h x 1 3/4" l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail

    Detail of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.